Introducing: Katie O’Malley

With a voice that pours with emotion and fills a venue, Katie O’Malley and her hip-swaying Americana band have played across the UK. Hailing from Manchester and proud northerners, they describe their sound as mix of country, folk, soul & blues. Their 70’s inspired music takes you on a journey of mournful melody to punchy beats and gravelly powerful vocals with a sense of Stevie Nicks meets the blues. Together, they have received airplay from Amazing radio USA, BBC  Introducing  UK, supporting top ten album-selling Beth Rowley. 

Although 2020 has had many setbacks for artists, it’s not stopped Katie from releasing new music with the release of her third E.P ‘Wild West’  and new single ‘Taste the Dirt’ being backed by Chris Country Radio, Louder Than War and BCMA. Katie has also teamed up with Adam Lewis from Manchester band The Watchmakers. Together they created their song “Piece Of The Pie” which was featured on the hit Netflix film “Kissing Booth 2” gaining over 66 million views in its first few weeks of broadcast.

Katie has just released her latest single, the alt-country-tinged “Devil’s Got A Hold”. The track opens with a stand-up bass and acoustic guitar before sonically blooming with electric guitars, keys, and drums, all providing a low-key, atmospheric music bed for Katie’s sultry vocals.

“I love horror/thriller films and wrote this song about the  supernatural elements you normally find in horrors,” explains Katie, “The mystery is the best part of any good horror, and the woman in the story represents a mysterious magical being and everything that intrigues you to want to know more.”“Devil’s Got A Hold” is the third single of a  3 track EP of the same title, which will be released in November of 2021. The EP features O’Malley’s full band including Richard Neal (electric guitar), Luke Dodd (electric guitar), Steven Taylor (bass), and Aaron Youd (drums). The EP was engineered by Adam P Gorman.

Along with the single, Katie has released a music video, directed by Didzis Starasins and filmed  & edited by Imaging House.  “It was a fun shoot,” says Katie, “We filmed in Macclesfield Forest and at my boyfriend’s grandma’s house!  I loved her retro 70s kitchen and knew I had to create a music video in there at some point and this song was so perfect. She has had so many trinkets everywhere and it was like a creative gold mine for myself and the videographers.” You can watch the video below:

Canadian Industrial Act DI AUGER Takes Raw Anger To Government Tyranny with “Piss & Vinegar”

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September 18, 2021 – 
Canadian industrial act, DI AUGER has released the video for their track, “Piss & Vinegar.” The song appears on DI AUGER‘s latest album, Under The Skin Of The World.

“Piss & Vinegar” is raw anger. The song is directed at the system – the governments of all nations that ignore the law of “governing” the people but seem to want to rule them.  Says DI AUGER mastermind, C. Lefort, “I am interpreting this as a bastardized form of tyranny.  This is a song for the people that are waking up and have had enough.”

The video concept was to capture the rage and anger at a system or against the system from the perspective of any individual interpreted by the viewer.  The video was shot north of Toronto in Peterborough, Ontario and was directed and edited by Sean Beasley of Live Evil Productions.

For fans of: industrial rock/metal

DI AUGER‘s newest release, Under The Skin Of The World is both original in concept and execution and represents his first collaboration with producer and contributor Sean Beesley of Live Evil Productions.

This new work is a concept album that deals with many of the geopolitical, social, environmental and technological issues that directly affect and reflect the populations of the world today and into the foreseeable future as we repeat history. It’s a true 24 track concept album experience. While it must be listened to as a whole to fully appreciate, numerous tracks will be focused on as powerful and diverse stand alone singles.

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Introducing: Surviving December

Surviving December is a six piece pop-punk band from Torbay, England. The band transports listners back to a simpler time with their eclectic musical mix of pop-punk and rock. 

The band’s roots reach back to 2005 when brothers Mark and Jason Hobbs first started writing music in a dingy Devon basement alongside Chris Golden and Josh Norton-Cox. Fast forward 15 years to 2020, and Mark, Jason, and Chris found themselves rekindling their partnership during the strange era of Covid-19. Now joined by Gemma Patten, Tom Crossman, and Ryan Wighton, and with original member Josh returning as producer, this unique six-piece line-up has fused their refined musicianship, while staying true to their founding influences of Blink 182, The Ataris, Senses Fail, and New Found Glory. The result is a vintage and truly authentic sound, given a contemporary twist by their trio of vocalists.

Surviving December has just dropped their newest single, the rock tinged pop-punk track “Falling Apart”. The track is part of the new album The Narrative, out now on Regent Street Records. It was Produced by Josh Norton-Cox and follows a character through a stage of their life. Musically, the album pulls together various styles of playing, with a pop-punk edge with guitar lines reminiscent of the late 70’s early 80’s with a darker more modern undertone.

Lyrically, the song is a snapshot of the world today. “It’s a song that encourages people to look in the mirror and realize you can walk away from the crowd, to not be part of the issue,” explains the band. “Falling Apart” was the first track Surviving December worked on as the world started back up from the global pandemic. “It was because of how proud we were of the sound and the whole production we decided to push on and produce an album,” said the band. Of course, lockdown provided its own set of hurdles. “The song was a massive learning curve, recorded in our respective houses across the country we built up the track and sent it to our producer who knocked it all together.”

The single is accompanied by a lyric video, which you can watch below:

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SPURGE Release True to Life, Covid Informed Official Music Video for “57”

Atlanta, GA based, Alternative Rock band SPURGE has released the official music video for “57,” off of their newest EP, Crown. Produced and directed by Daniel Medina, “57” was inspired by the internationally experienced isolation during the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic lockdowns and features stylized imagery of the individual band members’ lives as they continue through an uncertain “new normal.”

“’57’ is a song about whether or not we have any control over our fate. Inspired by COVID keeping the band stuck in their homes for about a year, it comes from a feeling of slowly losing our grips and becoming somewhat numb. For about 6 months prior to writing the song, our bassist (Jen Hodges) kept seeing the number 57 everywhere. Initially, freaked out by the repetition, she thought it was an omen of bad things to come; ultimately, she decided to write a song about it in order to work out her apparent superstitions and flip her mind into viewing it as a good omen.” – SPURGE

Track List:
1. NC Flow
2. Neumatic Weiner Tube
3. 57
4. A Skunk in Possom’s Clothing
5. Furud
6. Traveling

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The band’s most recent EP, Crown, was mixed by Dom Gryzbon and includes solos by Phil VastaNick LandtCharles Von Kanel and Greg Hendler. An album release party is being organized for a Fall 2021 date in Atlanta, GA.

Spurge started in Nashville 2013 when Jen (bass) started writing instrumental music for her own amusement. She felt she had found her voice sonically during the creation of “The Untitled EP” and decided to play a few local live shows. She recruited the drummer in her previous band, a local metal guitarist and a jazz college student. They were received warmly in the scene. In 2015 Jen got a promotion and moved to Atlanta. She had to rebuild the band. She kept the same formula. Gospel drummer, metal guitarist, and jazz guitarist, This current iteration has played with Thank You Scientist, and Tony McAlpine. When COVID hit, the group recorded their latest, Crown. They are planning a secret show this fall in Atlanta to celebrate the release of Crown. They are also releasing a video for the EP’s first single, “57,” this fall. The current line up is Jen on bass (Berklee grad, gigging musician.) Charles on guitar (gigging musician, gear head and tech wizard.) Marlon on drums (musical family, marching band, gospel, R&B.) Ben on lead guitar (gigging musician, shreddy Krueger.)

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COYOTE MAN Releases Brutal Single & Psychedelic Visualizer for Instrumental “Reaches of the Universe” off of New EP, ‘Relics’!

Chicago based, Progressive Instrumental Rock band COYOTE MAN has released a psychedelic inspired visualizer for their new single, “Reaches of the Universe.” Created by Chuck Clybourne from Sacred Ape Designs utilizing the EP cover art by Craig Horky, “Reaches of the Universe” is the trio’s savage, guitar driven first track off of their newly released EP, Relics.

“‘Reaches of the Universe” is our heaviest track to date. We jammed parts of it just for fun but never really sat down and incorporated them into songs. During COVID last year, we had an opportunity to dissect whatever riffs and drum fills we had and decided to go back to our roots with heavier tones.” – COYOTE MAN

Track List:
1. Reaches of the Universe
2. Foreseeable
3. Past Visions of the Future

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Gothic Rock Band OCTOBER NOIR Drops New Video For The Track, “Windows”

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September 7, 2021 – Florida-based gothic/rock band, OCTOBER NOIR has unleashed their new video for the song, “Windows.”  The song appears on their forthcoming new album, Fate, Wine & Wisteria due out on September, 22.

The song is about finding a savior in the midst of being in a miserable state of being and being able to see everything the world has to offer through that person’s eyes.

The video was filmed in multiple locations around south and central Alabama, depicting the band being in different parts of the world and all the scenery has to offer.

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Introducing: Emma And The Fragments

Emma and the Fragments are a female-fronted indie rock band based in East London. Emma on lead vocals, Donn on guitar, Jonny on bass and Jon on drums. Emma and the Fragments have made a name for themselves with their hard-edged indie rock, first heard on their 2018 EP Sanity and now in their latest EP ‘Smile ‘Til It Hurts’ with singles being released across 2021.

The EP blends jangly guitars and dreamy harmonies with crashing crescendos, anthemic chorus’ and the occasional delay-drenched solo. The end result is a uniquely multifaceted sound that rewards a second and third listen, one that would be equally at home in the playlists of both the most ardent Joy Division fan and a serious lover of Circa Waves and Foals. The band recently signed to London based record label Regent Street Records

Emma and the Fragments have created jingles for Virgin Radio, and were subsequently interviewed as part of their house band feature. Emma herself was even named the Best Frontperson by Ben Lovett of Mumford and Sons fame, at the Captify Battle of the Bands event. Since then, the group have gone on to tour the South East widely, and have played numerous festivals, including Vann Fest in Surrey. Emma and the Fragments were also asked to support All Saints at Advertising Week Europe.

 Emma and the Fragments have released their latest single, “Proper Everything”.  The song starts off with a driving backbeat intro before cranking down into a jazzy riff for the verses, making a great music bed for Emma’s crystal clear vocals. The track is tied together by a strong, feel-good hook, ready for alternative radio!

Lyrically, the song was inspired by Victoria Park in London. “The title of the song came first, a made-up phrase said by Emma at a rehearsal to describe something that was the best,” explains the band. “The song was inspired by Victoria Park and uses the imagery of the park to describe falling in love. The lyric ‘Smile Til It Hurts’ was taken from the track and has been used for a title for the upcoming EP.” You can hear the track now, on SPOTIFY.

“Proper Everything” is It is the 4th single from the forthcoming EP ‘Smile ‘Til It Hurts’. The EP will be released with one additional track this Fall.

Along with the single, the band has also released a fun animated music video. “We basically created cartoon versions of ourselves playing live in the park,” says the band. “Which we think fits with the fun energy of the track!”

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Introducing: College Radio

Hailing from the Gloomy Emerald City of Seattle, College Radio have made a name for themselves with catchy choruses, hard-charging drums, and soaring harmonies. They combine classic old-school pop punk with an unexpected alternative twist, while making songs that are fresh, but instantly familiar. With the release of their new EP “I Used To Get Messed Up”  on Third String Records and “Growing Pains” College Radio have proven themselves to be one of the premier punk acts of the PNW.

College Radio has just released their newest single, “11:59”. The track has an over-distorted, bouncy pop-punk feel reminiscent of 2000’s pop-punk along the lines of Green Day, with a walking bass line and a sarcastic chorus about “feeling fine” during the chaos of the current world.

Lyrically, the song is about the band’s feelings on last year’s lockdown. “This was one of the first tracks we recorded during the pandemic and it really showcases how we felt and how the world really felt,” explains the band. “Singing this one is our bass player Evan. He really hit the nail on what 2020 was like for pretty much all of us.” Listen to “11:59” on SPOTIFY.

“11:59” was engineered by Dane Stafford and mixed and mastered by John Espy. Along with the track, College Radio has also released a new music video. “This makes it the third video shot in our bass players house!”, says the band. “It was shot by our great friend King Zabb and we got wild in this one!” You can watch the video below:

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Introducing: Stock Market Cinema

Minneapolis Indie-Pop duo Stockmarket Cinema has just released their new track “Wasting Time”. The track is a dreamy slice of indie-pop featuring clean, reverebed guitars, great pop production and heart-on-sleeve lyrics, perfect for fans of COIN, AJR, and Glass Animals.

The track was a true labor of love for Stockmarket Cinema. “Wasting Time is a song we started in the middle of 2020. We found ourselves with time and a passion for this new project we thought of,” explains the band. “We started it as a simple indie-rock song, but as we got further into the production of the track we decided to do what we felt the song needed, and add something to tell ourselves to push through with this project. It was entirely recorded and mixed in our 2 bedroom apartment (drums recorded at Justin’s parents basement), and we could not be more proud.”

You can hear “Wasting Time” now on SPOTIFY.

Stockmarket Cinema is a Minnesota-Based Indie Pop duo. Connect with Stockmarket Cinema:

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Electronic Artist ALIA SYNESTHESIA Unveils ‘Anhedonia’ EP

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September 1, 2021
 – Canadian electronic artist ALIA SYNESTHESIA has unveiled her new EP, Anhedonia. It is the first concept EP to be originally released under the name of ALIA SYNESTHESIA.

“Anhedonia” is defined as “the inability to feel pleasure.” ALIA SYNESTHESIA conceptually explores this not only as a de-contextualized nebulous tendril of clinical depression, but as an every day side effect of mental battles for purpose and meaning within the grinding cult of productivity.  Anhedonia (black edition) is sold out. The “white” edition is the public edition of Anhedonia and is currently available on Bandcamp as a pre-order.

Anhedonia wasreleased on July 31, 2021 on digital and limited edition CD formats. Paying homage to the sounds of the 90s (trip-hop, NIN, SugarCubes, Bjork, Ofra Haza) Alia brings in the combination of dark pop, industrial, operatic vocals, distorted cello riffs, and booming, danceable basslines. 

For fans of Darkwave, Electro & Goth music

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